Blonde Joke by Margaret Koch
Series: Barb Stark Mysteries, Book 1 · Barb Stark Mysteries, Book 1.
Approx. 116,670 words.
Published on October 31, 2010.
The son of an organized crime family walks into psychologist Barbara Stark’s office seeking marital counseling with the wife he intends to murder. Therapy should cause change, but usually everyone survives talk therapy, don’t they? This time, the therapist might not survive.
Barb dives into an accelerating spiral of violence, and the crime scion soon finds that therapy is his worst nightmare.